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Watercolors: Music of Robert Nelson (b.1941) / Sonja Bruzauskas, mz; Tali Morgulis, piano; Christopher Neal, violin; Wayne Brooks, viola; Anne Leek, oboe, Alexander Potiomkin, clarinet; Brian Thomas, horn

Album Summary

>Nelson, Robert : Sapphire, for voice, oboe, violin, viola, cello & piano
>Nelson, Robert : Bowls, for voice, clarinet, violin, cello & piano
>Nelson, Robert : On the Question of Angels, for voice, violin, cello & piano
>Nelson, Robert : Cabaret Songs (2), for voice & piano
>Nelson, Robert : Love Lyrics (2), for voice & piano
>Nelson, Robert : Zoo Stories, for voice, horn & piano
>Nelson, Robert : Watercolors, for voice & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

This new release is a stellar program of art songs by American composer Robert Nelson. The pieces featured here reflect Nelson's compositional characteristics, and display a range of colors, textures, and emotions. Mezzo-soprano Sonja Bruzasukas leads an accomplished group of musicians for this recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Geary Performance Studio at the Melcher Center for Publ (01/07/2015); Opera House at the Moores School of Music (01/07/2015); Opera House at the Moores School of Music, University o (01/07/2015); Performing Arts Center, Lone Star College, Kingwood (01/07/2015); Wire Road Studios (01/07/2015); Wire Road Studios, Houston (01/07/2015); Geary Performance Studio at the Melcher Center for Publ (04/03/2015); Opera House at the Moores School of Music (04/03/2015); Opera House at the Moores School of Music, University o (04/03/2015); Performing Arts Center, Lone Star College, Kingwood (04/03/2015); Wire Road Studios (04/03/2015); Wire Road Studios, Houston (04/03/2015); Geary Performance Studio at the Melcher Center for Publ (05/27/2015); Opera House at the Moores School of Music (05/27/2015); Opera House at the Moores School of Music, University o (05/27/2015); Performing Arts Center, Lone Star College, Kingwood (05/27/2015); Wire Road Studios (05/27/2015); Wire Road Studios, Houston (05/27/2015); Geary Performance Studio at the Melcher Center for Publ (08/28/2015); Opera House at the Moores School of Music (08/28/2015); Opera House at the Moores School of Music, University o (08/28/2015); Performing Arts Center, Lone Star College, Kingwood (08/28/2015); Wire Road Studios (08/28/2015); Wire Road Studios, Houston (08/28/2015); Geary Performance Studio at the Melcher Center for Publ (11/08/2013-11/09/2013); Opera House at the Moores School of Music (11/08/2013-11/09/2013); Opera House at the Moores School of Music, University o (11/08/2013-11/09/2013); Performing Arts Center, Lone Star College, Kingwood (11/08/2013-11/09/2013); Wire Road Studios (11/08/2013-11/09/2013); Wire Road Studios, Houston (11/08/2013-11/09/2013).



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Works Details

>Nelson, Robert : Sapphire, for voice, oboe, violin, viola, cello & piano
  • Performers: Wayne Brooks (Viola); Sonja Bruzauskas; Christopher French (Cello); Anne Leek (Oboe); Christopher Neal (Violin); Ron Wylie (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Nelson, Robert : Bowls, for voice, clarinet, violin, cello & piano
  • Performers: Sonja Bruzauskas; Christopher French (Cello); Tali Morgulis (Piano); Christopher Neal (Violin); Alexander Potiomkin (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Nelson, Robert : On the Question of Angels, for voice, violin, cello & piano
  • Performers: Sonja Bruzauskas; Anthony Kitai (Cello); Tali Morgulis (Piano); Sophia Silvios (Violin); Ron Wylie (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Nelson, Robert : Cabaret Songs (2), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sonja Bruzauskas; Tali Morgulis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Nelson, Robert : Love Lyrics (2), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sonja Bruzauskas; Tali Morgulis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Nelson, Robert : Zoo Stories, for voice, horn & piano
  • Performers: Sonja Bruzauskas; Timothy Hester (Piano); Brian Thomas (Horn)
  • Notes: Geary Performance Studio at the Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting in Houston (11/08/2013-11/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Nelson, Robert : Watercolors, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sonja Bruzauskas; Tali Morgulis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern